By Endurance Onun:
A not for profit organization, Brothers Across Nigeria (BAN), Calabar Municipal Branch, yesterday paid a charity visit to Pope John Paul(II) Good Samaritan Home in St. Benard Catholic Church, Calabar and also to the Motherless Babies Home Uwanse, Calabar as part of its corporate social responsibility and itinerary to commemorate the country’s independence day.
The visit, which reflects the organization’s core values, that is; charity and brotherliness, was considered by facilitators of both homes to be of great essence as the group donated sufficient foodstuff, clothes, toiletries and medicinal drugs.
At the Good Samaritan Home, the group’s Chairman, Hon. Raphael Nsa, while presenting the gift items said the visit was their little gesture to give back to the society and to also join other good Samaritans in sustaining the old and needy in the facility. Hon. Nsa also noted that whereas the items might not be sufficient enough, however, it was courtesy of the group’s individual member’s contribution, while promising the group’s willingness to return back to the Home in the nearest future for same outing.
In appreciation, Sister Innocentia, the lead facilitator assured the group that their gesture was well received and that the Home will always remember the group in prayers even as she applauded their efforts which she termed “thoughtful” and of “great benefit” to the Home.
The Sister also seized the window to call out to other cheerful citizens to always remember the poor, old and needy in their prayers and kindness.
Leaving the aged home, the group proceeded to the Motherless Babies Home at Uwanse Street, Calabar for same exercise.
Mrs. Felicia Oti, the lead facilitator at the orphanage, while receiving their portion of gifts acknowledged that it was not the first time the group was visiting their home. According to her, “Brothers Across Nigeria has already made it to our list of frequent benefactors,” this she said while remembered the date of the group’s last visit.
After extolling BAN for sustaining their humanitarian services since its inception, Mrs. Oti offered some prayers for the members as she went further to express the Home’s gratitude to celebrate this year’s independence day with them.